The Evolution of the Hermès Care Tag

Just like the copyright, Hermès has used different care tags on its silk scarves (90 x 90) throughout the years. What started out as a small folded over white tag developed into a small rectangular care tag with care instructions that we find on today’s carres.

Rather than trying to describe the various Hermès care tags, I have decided to show the progression of the care tag through photos.  Please remember that this is more of an overview and a guide, as I only post photos of scarves that are or have been in my possession, and therefore do not have photos of all the care tags Hermès has ever used.

A care tag can both help you date and authenticate your scarf, but as many times the original owner will have removed it, your vintage scarf may no longer sport its care tag.  It should be noted that in the early years, Hermès, like with the copyright, did not add care tags to its scarves.

So, whether your scarf still has its tag or has lost it along the way, I hope you will find this information helpful.

The Early Years (Folded Care Tag)

1974 - Springs, Ledoux

1974 – Springs, Ledoux

1974 - Les Eperons

1974 – Les Eperons

1961 - Fleurs de Lotus, Vauzelles, 1961

1961 – Fleurs de Lotus, Vauzelles, 1961

1952 - Quai aux Fleurs, Grygkar

1952 – Quai aux Fleurs, Grygkar

1979 - Swing, Abadie

1979 – Swing, Abadie

1963 - Chiens et Valets, Hallo

1963 – Chiens et Valets, Hallo

1964 - Etriers, Perriere

1964 – Etriers, Perriere

1962, Grand Apparat, Eudel

1962, Grand Apparat, Eudel

1968 - L'Hiver, Ledoux

1968 – L’Hiver, Ledoux

1967 - Selles a Housse, Vauzelles

1967 – Selles a Housse, Vauzelles

1968 - Frontaux et Cocardes, Latham

1968 – Frontaux et Cocardes, Latham

1965 - Les Voitures a Transformation, Perriere

1965 – Les Voitures a Transformation, Perriere

1986 - Regina Prix de Diane

1986 – Regina Prix de Diane

The Transition Years (Long Care Tag in both English and French)

1992 re-issue - la Reale, Grygkar (1953)

1992 re-issue – la Reale, Grygkar (1953)

1990 - Grand Manege, Origny

1990 – Grand Manege, Origny

1992 (re-issue) Musee, Ledoux (1962)

1992 (re-issue) Musee, Ledoux (1962)

1992 - Festival, D'Origny

1992 – Festival, D’Origny

1996 -Musique des Dieux, Stuhlhofer-Mayr

1996 -Musique des Dieux, Stuhlhofer-Mayr

1992 - Joies d'Hiver, Metz

1992 – Joies d’Hiver, Metz

1994 - Fetes du Roi Soleil, Duchene

1994 – Fetes du Roi Soleil, Duchene

1993 - Luna Park, Metz

1993 – Luna Park, Metz

1998 - Grande Tenue, D'Origny (1985)

1998 – Grande Tenue, D’Origny (1985)

1986 - The Royal and Ancient Game of Golf

1986 – The Royal and Ancient Game of Golf

1996 - Musique des Spheres, Pauwels

1996 – Musique des Spheres, Pauwels

1994 (re-issue) - Brides de Gala, Grygkar (1957)

1994 (re-issue) – Brides de Gala, Grygkar (1957)

1995 - Plumes et Grelots, Abadie

1995 – Plumes et Grelots, Abadie

Modern Care Tag (may be in different colors, black, brown or white)

2001 - Varangues, Rybaltchenko

2001 – Varangues, Rybaltchenko

1999 - Pythagore, Pauwels

1999 – Pythagore, Pauwels

2007 (re-issue) - La Reale, Grygkar (1953)

2007 (re-issue) – La Reale, Grygkar (1953

Some unusual Care Tags (Department Stores and transition care tag)

1967 - Roues de Canons, Latham

1967 – Roues de Canons, Latham

1968 - Tribord, Abadie

1968 – Tribord, Abadie

1963 - Cuivreries, Perriere

1963 – Cuivreries, Perriere

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